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Garton cards second hole-in-one at M-F Municipal

Mike Garton carded his second hole-in-one on the Milton-Freewater Municipal Golf Course on May 14.

Sage grouse thrive on grazed lands

The threatened birds occupy less than 60 percent of their historical range and have been extirpated in five of the 16 states they occupied.

Spring chinook on the rise

Salmon managers from state, federal and tribal fisheries said the chinook run will hit at least 185,000 this year.

Colville Reservation offers more fish, less competition

The Colville Indian Reservation offers two dozen fishable lakes for non-tribal anglers.

Local youth shooters impress

The Walla Walla Gun Club’s Youth Trap and Skeet Team held its first ever Youth Trap Shoot at Walla Walla Gun Club this past April 19, and by any measure, the shoot was a great success.

Shaw leads Wa-Hi equestrian team at second meet

Lexi Shaw leads Wa-Hi to second, as she takes first in showmanship, stock seat equitation and trail equitation.

Federation of Fly Fishers holds tying events

The Washington State Council of the Federation of Fly Fishers Board and fair committee will hold a variety of tying, casting and learning events on May 3 and May 4 at the Kittitas Valley Event Center in Ellensburg.

Footgolf, which combines soccer with golf, has found its footing in Tacoma

Reading a trade magazine three months ago, Chris Goodman, the course director at Meadow Park Golf Course, came across a game called footgolf. He immediately took it up with his head greenskeeper.

Wranglers use draft horses for big riders

Ranch operators have begun adding the diesels of the horse world to cater to tourists of any size.

Fewer hunters hurt wildlife agency

Due to dwindling numbers, Oregon’s wildlife agency wants to increase license and tag fees.

Tri-State Steelheaders crab feed scheduled for May 15th

The Tri-State Steelheaders Salmon Enhancement Group’s 37th Annual Crab Feed Fundraiser will be held at the Fairgrounds at 5 p.m. on May 15th.

Walla Walla Valley Bowling Association meets this Saturday

The annual meeting for the Walla Walla Valley Bowling Association will be held 6 p.m. at the College Place Lions Club, 801 S.E. Larch St.

4-H program seeks volunteer youth shooting sports instructor

The Walla Walla County 4-H Program is looking for a volunteer youth shooting sports instructor.

Buffalo Bill museum aquires Lone Ranger's Pistol

The Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s Cody Firearms Museum purchases the Colt .45 single-action revolver.

Lookout Pass expansion advocates hope to avoid delays

The Friends of Lookout Pass hope to speed up the process of expansion.